Disney just released new footage from the upcoming live-action Aladdin remake… and the internet is chattering with opinions!
I’ve already shared how excited I am to hear the music from this new Aladdin remake, after all, the original Disney classic has some of the best Disney songs, so it should be no surprise that this movie made the list for my 19 movies and shows to look forward to in 2019.
And this special Aladdin footage does not disappoint on the soundtrack!
Okay, let’s break this trailer down.
Iago, Jafar, and the Cave of Wonders… where Aladdin’s troubles and adventure all began.
Aladdin, Abu, and the flying carpet. Okay, pause, the flying carpet looks and moves just like the cartoon! 🙂
Princess Jasmine and a colorful Agrabah parade — *cue Prince Ali music.*
A magic lamp and the Genie… okay, Will Smith really is blue! Seriously, blue! I knew he was going to be, but still! He certainly has big shoes to fill in this role, and the internet is torn on what to make of him in this trailer.
What are your initial reactions? Are you excited for this live-action remake? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
About Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.
“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar®-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Aladdin arrives in theatres everywhere on May 24!
Images and footage courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.